My story begins with a girl on her way to visit a friend at her friend's college. They used to be best friends, but now they're both in college, and haven't talked in a while. As much as she wants to see her friend, our character is a little nervous that after the years apart, they won't have as much to talk about, and depressed at the realization that her friend is following her dreams, while her dreams have kind of fallen apart. Along the way, she starts drinking, to calm her nerves, but she doesn't think she's drinking too much. However, she falls asleep at the wheel, and is lucky to wake up in just enough time to swerve her car back onto the road. Realizing she's in no state to drive, she stops at a roadside motel. Once there, she runs into a couple staying there, and they happen to be people from her past. She speaks with them for a while, then tries to go to bed, but can't get to sleep. Instead, she spends too much time thinking about her own broken dreams, regrets from her past, and guilt about some of the bad choices she's made (drinking and driving that night was just the last straw; she's made a series of very bad decisions.) It's not going to be as angsty as it sounds, I promise. As the night goes on, more and more strange things happen (people from her past, coincidences that remind her of things, etc.) At the end of the story, it turns out that she didn't actually "wake up just in time." As it turns out, she actually crashed the car and died, and the motel she's staying at is a manifestation of her "personal hell" (having to relive and be reminded of certain things.) My question is: from what I've told you, how predictable is this ending? You may suspect something's up when stranger things start to happen, but is it evident from the beginning, or not? Also, how can I reveal this ending without being too explicit or cliche?